Friday, December 25, 2009

Charlie Freeman: Honoring Our Friend

Thank you to each of the students who contributed to the planning of the impromptu event at the school on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Also, thanks to those who shared their memories of Charlie and to those who attended, even during their holiday break. If your schedule allows, please plan to attend one or both of the services scheduled to honor the memory of Charlie Freeman:

Viewing: Sunday December 27th from 2pm to 4pm Jeter and Son Funeral Home. 4830 West Illinois Dallas Texas.

Memorial Service : Tuesday December 29th 10:00am Lovers Lane Methodist Church 9200 Inwood Road Dallas Texas.

Charlie Freeman was a trusted friend of his students, and one of his students, Miranda Smith, emailed an image of Charlie that she wanted to share with all of our readers:
photo credit: Miranda Smith

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Charlie Freeman

Thank you, Roderick Pena, for writing a beautiful memorial to our beloved Charlie Freeman:

Charlie Freeman: You Made a Difference

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
It is with my saddest condolences that I write this note. Charlie Freeman, a highly respected photographer, instructor, husband, and friend, passed away this morning.

Charlie Freeman, however, was much more than all those things - he was a human being that cared about those around him. He made sure everyone received the knowledge, attention, care, and highest level of commitment that they deserved. He taught his students to become sensitive to one of the most powerful elements in photographs - light. And as Charlie moves on from this world, we are blessed to have been a part of his light, his vision, and his methodology of reaching the world around us and making a difference.

Those that knew Charlie will never forget him. His personality and attention to his profession will forever be unmatched. As the holidays progress, keep Charlie, his family, and his friends in your prayers. Although it is a time to mourn his passing, it is also a time to celebrate the gift of the time that we were able to spend with Charlie Freeman. No one can ever take that away from us. Charlie will forever live in our memories, in our hearts, and in our photographs. I know I am not alone when I say that Charlie provided one of the most powerful catalysts for my life and my photography. He continually and endlessly took that extra step needed to support his students and push us to better ourselves in as many ways as possible.

You made a difference Charlie. You touched the lives the people around you. You will not be forgotten. Thank you for everything that you have done and for everything you will continue to do as we grow and move forward. Go in peace and with the knowledge that you have been a positive impact in the lives of the people around you.

Roderick Peña

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pin Show! Fashion Photography Opportunity!

The Pin Show is Texas’ Premier Event for the Independent Fashion Industry. Up-and-coming fashion designers take this opportunity to showcase their Independent lines on a runway before their target market, including industry buyers, reps, retailers & clientele. The Pin Show staff will produce the perfect environment to introduce new lines for 2010. Designers will be hand selected by our committee of producers and fashion industry professionals.

Where do you come in… The producers of this annual show solicit PHOTOGRAPHERS to work behind the scenes as photographers. Please visit for complete details in regards to this event. Should you decide to volunteer, please link from the Homepage to “Participate” and then click the “volunteer” link that most interests you.